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Meaning of VULNERABLE

Pronunciation:  'vulnurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"
  2. [adj]  capable of being wounded or hurt; "vulnerable parts of the body"
  3. [adj]  susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation; "vulnerable to bribery"; "an argument vulnerable to refutation"
  4. [adj]  susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
 

VULNERABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: assailable, compromising, defenceless, defenseless, endangered, immature, insecure, open, penetrable, susceptible, tender, threatened, undefendable, undefended, under attack(p), under fire(p), unguarded, unprotected, weak, young
 
 Antonyms: invulnerable
 
 See Also: conquerable, dangerous, unsafe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vul"ner*a*ble\, a. [L. vulnerabilis wounding,
injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to
Skr. vra?a: cf. F. vuln['e]rable.]
1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or
   external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.

         Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will
         be wanting a Paris to infix the dart. --Dr. T.
                                               Dwight.

2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously;
   assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.

         His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of
         strong minds was consummate.          --Macaulay.

 

 

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